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5th Circuit Court Of Appeals Greenlights Controversial Texas Abortion Law

Posted on · Women seeking legal abortions in the state of Texas face longer drives and fewer options today, after the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans late Thursday ruled a law requiring health clinics that offer abortions to meet surgical hospital operating standards could go into effect while a lower court ruling deeming it unconstitutional […]

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Specialty Courts In Harris County And Texas Under the Microscope

Posted on · Recently there was some concern that Houston's new Mental Health Court would be closing. Instead, new District Attorney Mike Anderson used asset forfeiture funding to add another judge. Specialty courts like Harris County's mental health, drug and veteran's courts are a growing trend in Texas —  and now Governor Perry is trying to get a handle on their success.

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U.S. Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Enron CEO Skilling Appeal

Posted on · The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to consider throwing out the convictions against former Enron CEO Jeff Skilling. He's the highest-ranking executive serving prison time for playing a role in the 2001 collapse of the energy giant. But he says the law that prosecutors used to convict him was incorrectly applied, and that he didn't receive a fair trial. David Pitman has more.